The solution to building more affordable housing, say both Democratic gubernatorial candidates, is state pension funds. Last week Carl McCall went a step further and vowed to pursue the federal support needed to make that funding strategy possible.
Opponents of stricter work requirements for people on public assistance lost their biggest hope in Washington a couple of weeks ago when Senator Hillary Clinton endorsed a bill that, like President Bush’s proposal, calls for longer work weeks for welfare recipients.
As the Working Families Party matures, critics fear it’s turning away from its roots to become another cog in the Democratic machine.
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